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Girls, get in on the cricket action
Around the Academy:

England's women's cricketers celebrate taking a wicket
Hands up who wants to play cricket?
Cricket isn't just a game for boys anymore.

More and more girls are getting into the beautiful game - and giving the boys a good run for their money!

Whether you just want to play for fun or be right up there challenging for honours, there's a place for everyone.

Here's some handy hints from the Academy on how to start playing women's cricket.


England and Wales

The England and Wales Cricket Board is responsible for getting more girls playing cricket.

They have regional development officers around the country who should be able to give you all the information you need about getting started.

Check out their website for more information:

For more information on how to find your local club, contact:

North

Pauline Peel, Durham County Cricket Ground, Riverside, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham DH3 3QR
Tel: 0191 388 3550 Fax: 0191 387 1616

Midlands

Helen Pugh, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Ground, Trent Bridge, Nottingham NG2 6AG
Tel: 0115 982 3000 x 328 Fax: 0115 982 3037

South West

Jackie Summers, Exeter City Football Club, St. James' Park, Exeter, Devon EX4 6PX
Tel: 01392 422487

East Anglia

Andrew Wheeler, Bridge House, 23 Bridge Street, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5EH
Tel: 01480 496168 Fax: 01480 461005


Scotland

Cricket Scotland is responsible for getting more girls into cricket.

They have all the contact details on their website:


Northern Ireland

The Northern Cricket Union looks after the game in Northern Ireland.

If you want to start playing, click here to find out who to contact:



Did you know?
Cricket is one of the fastest growing sports for women in England
Almost two million girls played the game in 2004

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